Play Connections
Powering discovery on Google Play at I/O

Play Connections
Powering discovery on Google Play at I/O

INSTALLATION DESIGN • UX/UI • MOTION DESIGN

INSTALLATION DESIGN • UX/UI • MOTION DESIGN

Brief
To design an installation housing a new method of discovering music on Google Play, while illustrating the power of the Google engine.

Solution
Play Connections — an interactive data-driven experience exhibited in the Google Play tent at Google I/O. Using the power of Google's engine we allowed users to discover music through connections. Each artist opened up a new layer of exploration and a seemingly infinite network of connections. Artists could be linked through an extensive list of criteria including; collaborations, relationships, covers and more. Throughout the event hundreds of people interacted with the installation, one notable user being Google CEO, Sundar Pichai.

Role
Working within the Google Creative Lab in London, I helped develop and refine the UX and UI from start to finish, as well as the installation's physical design within the space.

Brief
To design an installation housing a new method of discovering music on Google Play, while illustrating the power of the Google engine.

Solution
Play Connections — an interactive data-driven experience exhibited in the Google Play tent at Google I/O. Using the power of Google's engine we allowed users to discover music through connections. Each artist opened up a new layer of exploration and a seemingly infinite network of connections. Artists could be linked through an extensive list of criteria including; collaborations, relationships, covers and more. Throughout the event hundreds of people interacted with the installation, one notable user being Google CEO, Sundar Pichai.

Role
Working within the Google Creative Lab in London, I helped develop and refine the UX and UI from start to finish, as well as the installation's physical design within the space.

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THE TEAM

Steve Varnakis  Creative Direction
Tom Seymour  Lead Designer
Alex Thurman  Design
Jon Burrow  Design
Doug Hindson  Design & Animation
Zebedee Pederson  Development
Rob Marchant  Producer

Steve Varnakis Creative Direction
Tom Seymour Lead Designer
Alex Thurman Design
Jon Burrow Design
Doug Hindson Design & Animation
Zebedee Pederson Development
Rob Marchant Producer

GET IN TOUCH

alexander.j.thurman@gmail.com
(+44) 7481 835 732

current location

London, UK